Djchrismac wrote:I think it is quite likely that as the sun intensity increases that we will see more holes like this and it could well get to the point where the whole sun appears to shut down and go dark from where we are but it will actually be throwing out high speed particles all over and starting the next cycle of it's evolution before a core flare/expansion.
You got that exactly right... guess you don't need me, anymore!
You also might want to take a look at Nehru's paper, Intrinsic Variables, Supernova and the Thermal Limit
, particularly Figure 1, "Destructive Limits of the Elements." The atoms combust from left to right on the Figure, heaviest elements first. A study of intrinsic variables might actually reveal quite a bit of information on the solar transition.
When looking at these coronal holes, it is much like that graph... not quite enough material going FTL to make it over the hump, so it starts to go dark (increased thermal activity), then rolls back down the hill and back to normal. One of these days, it will make it over the top and the entire corona will go dark. Hope it happens in my lifetime, as it will be spectacular to witness.
Cool cheers I guess RS is finally starting to sink in a bit for me! You are still required though, i'm not leaving Yoda early like Luke did...
Thanks i'm in the middle of moving flat but will have a good read of Nehru's paper along with all the other new ones once i'm done. I've been enjoying the daily space weather news updates from http://www.youtube.com/user/Suspicious0bservers
but even more so now that i'm starting to understand what's really happening with the sun.
Yeah that will be amazing and to see the sun going dark and a whole lot more, i'm pretty sure it's not too far off, although with all the cloud cover from Geoengineering back again after a 2 week sunny spell (coincidentally between Wimbledon and the Royal baby being born) we'll be lucky to see it at this rate!
Ilkka wrote:This paper explains alot about the things happening in a star which I've never been thinking before (not my expertise per se). So is our sun a main sequence star and is going on "intrinsic variable" because the incoming heavier elements from space?
Me neither by a long way but now that RS makes more sense it's fascinating to find out what's really going on with the planets and our sun, re-learning what you thought you had sorted in primary school! I think we're at the inbetween phase of the sun becomming a main sequence star, it's shining brighter and hotter from all the incoming heavier elements which are fueling the sun as you say, and we will be properly in the main sequence once the sun expands. It will just take enough material going FTL to start a chain reaction before the big event.
This is me "Jack of all trades, master of none" type of guy, knowing something about (almost) everything and not caring to know all of just one thing, which is kind of crippling in a certain point of view; the latest part that is. However maybe its time to make up another "card" in the game to be "Queen of all trades".(if this thing refers to poker cards since I really am not sure of it
Haha i'm just the same and have always been pretty good at everything and never an expert on anything but it means you are a more rounded individual and I find I can get on well with anyone, moving a lot throughout my life and living in different countries has helped too. Forget the Royal title though, i'm happy to be Mac of all trades!